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XML DOM | removeNamedItem Method

XML DOM - removeNamedItem Method

Hello folks! welcome back to a new edition of our tutorial on XML DOM. In this tutorial, we are going to be studying about the XML DOM removeNamedItem Method.

The XML DOM removeNamedItem method removes a node specified by name.


The following below is the syntax to use the XML DOM removeNamedItem Method -


Parameter Details

S.No.Parameter & Description


This specifies the name of the node to remove. It is of type DOMString.

Return Value

It returns the removed node.


Following below are the node.xml contents -

<?xml version = "1.0"?>
   <Employee category = "Technical">
   <Employee category = "Non-Technical">
   <Employee category = "Management">

The following example illustrates the usage of the removeNamedItem method -

<!DOCTYPE html>
         function loadXMLDoc(filename) {
            if (window.XMLHttpRequest) {
                xhttp = new XMLHttpRequest();
            } else // code for IE5 and IE6 {
                xhttp = new ActiveXObject("Microsoft.XMLHTTP");
            return xhttp.responseXML;
         xmlDoc = loadXMLDoc("/dom/node.xml");

         y = xmlDoc.getElementsByTagName('Employee')[0].attributes;
         document.write("Name of the attribute removed from 'category' : ")


Save this file as namednodemapmethod_removenameditem.html on the server path (this file and node.xml should be on the same path in your server). This gives us the following output below -

Name of the attribute removed from 'category' : Technical

Alright guys! This is where we are going to be rounding up for this tutorial post. In our next tutorial, we will be studying about XML DOM removeNamedItemNS Method.

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